Medicine for the Outdoors

Author: Paul S. Auerbach
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323078726
Release Date: 2009-07-22
Genre: Medical

Named a top 10 medical title in 2009 by the Wall Street Journal. Since 1986, Medicine for the Outdoors has been hailed as the definitive take-along manual on the subject. Packed with step-by-step instructions, how-to explanations, and practical approaches to outdoor and wilderness emergencies, it tells you the best ways to respond to just about any medical problem when help is miles or days away. Author Paul S. Auerbach, MD, MS, FACEP, FAWM, is recognized as one of the world's leading authorities on wilderness medicine. This 5th edition features major updates to bring you the latest on emerging infectious diseases...the most current drug and dosage information...an increased emphasis on making do with the materials at hand...and much more. Logically organized, easy to reference, and simple to understand, Medicine for the Outdoors may literally save your life. When you're venturing into mountains, deserts, forests, jungles, or out to sea, it belongs in your duffel or backpack! Provides the most diverse and comprehensive coverage of medical conditions related to the outdoors. Offers logical and complete explanations of every topic. Includes numerous drawings and instructions to enhance your understanding of the descriptive material. Contains recommendations for injury and illness prevention. Features a comprehensive index that helps you locate answers quickly. Offers an increased emphasis on making do with the materials at hand (like using a fanny pack as a cervical collar). Presents the latest guidance on dangerous infections like methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), avian flu, and West Nile virus. Offers current and accurate drug and dosage information via careful updates throughout. Provides new safety recommendations on avalanches, forest fires, bear attacks, and more. Demonstrates how to apply various bandages and splints with the aid of brand-new drawings.

Medicine for the Outdoors

Author: Paul S. Auerbach
Publisher: Lyons Press
ISBN: 1585747882
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Since its introduction in 1986, this indispensable guide has been hailed as the definitive take-along text on the subject of outdoor medicine. This edition has been completely revised and expanded, making it even more essential for the growing numbers enjoying outdoor activities. With more than 250 illustrations, MEDICINE FOR THE OUTDOORS provides state-of-the-art medical procedures for just about every injury or illness likely to be encountered in the wild. It is logically organized, easy to reference, and surprisingly simple to understand.

Field Guide to Wilderness Medicine

Author: Paul S. Auerbach
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323169561
Release Date: 2013-04-26
Genre: Medical

Field Guide to Wilderness Medicine - based on Dr. Auerbach’s critically acclaimed text Wilderness Medicine - offers fast-access solutions to all of the medical situations that can occur in non-traditional settings. From backpack to kayak, or on any mobile device, this indispensable, compact survival guide is detailed enough to cover the clinical presentation and treatment of a full range of wilderness emergencies! Meet a full-range of emergency situations with the utmost effectiveness. Appendices address everything from environment-specific situations to lists of essential supplies, medicines, and many additional topics of care. Compare what you are seeing with line drawings and color plates to quickly and accurately identify skin manifestations, plants, poisonous mushrooms, snakes, spiders, insects, etc. Rapidly retrieve and comprehend wilderness survival information with the aid of an easily accessible format featuring "Signs and Symptoms" and "Treatment" sections in most chapters - combined with bulleted lists and text boxes. Improvise with available materials so you can diagnose and treat a myriad of medical situations with step-by-step how-to explanations and the latest practical advice from wilderness medicine experts. Get guidance on the go with online access to the fully searchable text at Expert Consult, plus bonus downloadable files for Survival Kits. Get the wilderness medicine skills you need now with new chapters on foot problems and care, global humanitarian relief and disaster medicine, Leave No Trace principles, and high-altitude medicine, as well as lists to prepare a variety of survival kits for different settings and patient populations. Improve your competency and readiness with thoroughly revised chapters on shock, maxillofacial trauma, malaria, improvised litters and carries, aeromedical transport, pain management, life-threatening emergencies, and allergic reactions.

Pocket First Aid and Wilderness Medicine

Author: Jim Duff
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
ISBN: 9781783625390
Release Date: 2017-08-31
Genre: Health & Fitness

This conveniently sized guide is an invaluable point of reference for all who travel and take part in outdoor, wilderness and mountain activities. Written by doctors with a wealth of wilderness specific experience, it provides a comprehensive summary of wilderness first aid and medicine - that is, managing accident or illness in remote locations without immediate access to help - giving you confidence in your ability to deal with any situation that may arise. All topics are clearly referenced and easy to find, with chapters covering preparation, prevention, accident protocol, diagnosis, treatment and evacuation. From life-threatening emergencies to broken bones and sprains, infectious diseases, food poisoning, envenomation and respiratory problems, the book sets out all the crucial protocol and procedures to follow. It covers a wide range of different environments, including high altitude, desert, polar, tropical and marine, dealing with risk management and a variety of different scenarios. In addition, suggestions for first-aid kits and lists of medications and antibiotics (with dosage) can be found in the appendices. Minimising risks is part of the challenge and satisfaction of wilderness travel. Now in its twelfth edition (the third for Cicerone), Pocket First Aid and Wilderness Medicine is an indispensable companion for all outdoor activities and wilderness expeditions.

Wilderness Medicine

Author: M. D. Forgey
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780762791187
Release Date: 2012-11-06
Genre: Sports & Recreation

With help just a quick 911 phone call away, it's hard to imagine the consequences of experiencing an emergency in remte lands. Wilderness Medicine: Beyond First Aid is a comprehensive text for the recognition, treatment, and prevention of wilderness emergencies.

The Pocket First Aid Field Guide

Author: George E. Dvorchak
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 9781616081157
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Health & Fitness

Everything you need to know about first-aid for when you need to know it!

Pre hospital Emergency Medicine at a Glance

Author: William H. Seligman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118829967
Release Date: 2017-08-31
Genre: Medical

Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine at a Glance offers healthcare students and trainees the essential theoretical knowledge and practical skills relevant to the provision of immediate care outside of the hospital. This concise text provides information on the principles of managing acutely unwell patients with life-threatening injuries at the scene of their accident, all in highly-illustrated double-page spreads to help explain key messages. This brand new title: Looks at the ways in which pre-hospital care is organised and delivered in the United Kingdom Explores some of the most common incidents that pre-hospital care teams attend to, including major trauma as well as cardiac arrests Includes an illustrated introduction to some of the many practical procedures pre-hospital care teams must be able to perform including resuscitative thoracotomy and rapid sequence induction of anaesthesia Takes into account the multi-disciplinary nature of the specialty Features a section on careers within pre-hospital care for doctors and paramedics Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine at a Glance is the perfect companion for medical students and junior doctors interested in learning more about pre-hospital care, as well as for paramedic students and paramedics who practise in the pre-hospital environment every day.

When Technology Fails

Author: Matthew Stein
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 9781603580953
Release Date: 2008-08-18
Genre: House & Home

There’s never been a better time to “be prepared.” Matthew Stein’s comprehensive primer on sustainable living skills—from food and water to shelter and energy to first-aid and crisis-management skills—prepares you to embark on the path toward sustainability. But unlike any other book, Stein not only shows you how to live “green” in seemingly stable times, but to live in the face of potential disasters, lasting days or years, coming in the form of social upheaval, economic meltdown, or environmental catastrophe. When Technology Fails covers the gamut. You’ll learn how to start a fire and keep warm if you’ve been left temporarily homeless, as well as the basics of installing a renewable energy system for your home or business. You’ll learn how to find and sterilize water in the face of utility failure, as well as practical information for dealing with water-quality issues even when the public tap water is still flowing. You’ll learn alternative techniques for healing equally suited to an era of profit-driven malpractice as to situations of social calamity. Each chapter (a survey of the risks to the status quo; supplies and preparation for short- and long-term emergencies; emergency measures for survival; water; food; shelter; clothing; first aid, low-tech medicine, and healing; energy, heat, and power; metalworking; utensils and storage; low-tech chemistry; and engineering, machines, and materials) offers the same approach, describing skills for self-reliance in good times and bad. Fully revised and expanded—the first edition was written pre-9/11 and pre-Katrina, when few Americans took the risk of social disruption seriously—When Technology Fails ends on a positive, proactive note with a new chapter on "Making the Shift to Sustainability," which offers practical suggestions for changing our world on personal, community and global levels.

Wilderness First Responder

Author: Buck Tilton
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780762762620
Release Date: 2010-03-02
Genre: Health & Fitness

The first teaching manual ever for the "Wilderness First Responder" course, this title represents the cutting edge in medical training for wilderness rescue and self care. The schools affiliated with Tilton's program include the Wilderness Medicine Institute, a subsidiary of NOLS, and SOLO.

Backcountry First Aid and Extended Care

Author: Buck Tilton
Publisher: Falcon Guides
ISBN: 0762743573
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Health & Fitness

Small enough to take in the field, this pocket-sized survival essential will benefit everyone in a wilderness setting. With information on treating shock victims, abdominal pain, sprains, fractures, dislocations and much more, this is an inexpensive way to save someone's life!

Improvised Medicine Providing Care in Extreme Environments

Author: Kenneth Iserson
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071770019
Release Date: 2012-04-05
Genre: Medical

Deliver quality healthcare in the most challenging field conditions Full of practical clinical pearls and proven strategies, this indispensible guide shows you how to operate outside your comfort zone and devise effective treatment solutions when the traditional tools (medications, equipment, and staff) are unavailable—or when you need to provide care outside of your specialty. Improvised Medicine is a must for anyone who plans to work in global, disaster, or other resource-poor settings. FEATURES: Simple-to-follow directions, diagrams, and illustrations describe practical techniques and the improvised equipment necessary to provide quality care during crises. Contains improvisations in anesthesia and airway management, dentistry, gynecology/obstetrics, infectious disease/laboratory diagnosis, internal medicine, otolaryngology, pediatrics and malnutrition, orthopedics, psychiatry, and surgery. Also includes basic disaster communication techniques, post-disaster forensics, a model hospital disaster plan, and innovative patient-transport methods. LEARN HOW TO: Make an endotracheal tube in seconds Perform digital-oral and blind-nasotracheal intubations Make plaster bandages for splints/casts Give open-drop ether, ketamine drips, and halothane Use subcutaneous/intraperitoneal rehydration/transfusion Make ORS and standard nutrition formulas Clean, disinfect, and sterilize equipment for reuse Warm blood units in seconds inexpensively Take/view stereoscopic x-rays with standard equipment Quickly and easily stop postpartum hemorrhage Fashion surgical equipment from common items Evacuate patients easily for high-rise hospitals Make esophageal and precordial stethoscopes Quickly improvise a saline lock Make ECG electrode/defibrillator pads and ultrasound gel

500 Time Tested Home Remedies and the Science Behind Them

Author: Linda B. White, M.D.
Publisher: Fair Winds Press (MA)
ISBN: 9781592335756
Release Date: 2013-12
Genre: HEALTH & FITNESS

"This comprehensive, authoritative family reference provides quick, efficient relief for hundreds of common ailments. From insect bites, insomnia, and upset stomach to nasal congestion, stress-reducing tips, and hints for heart health, 500 Time-Tested Home Remedies and the Science Behind Them offers accessible and effective recipes (many using three ingredients or less) for DIYers who want to bolster their immune defenses, and treat aches and pains and manageable ailments naturally. A cost-effective alternative to expensive prescriptions and over-the-counter products, these home treatments are easy to prepare. This important reference is both browseable and easy to use a moment's notice. Read it from cover to cover or simply pull it out when you need it.It includes "How it Works" sidebars that explain the science behind proven alternative treatments, a "Spotlight on Superfoods" feature, healthy lifestyle tips, "Myth vs Fact" boxes, and a "Time to Call the Doctor" feature for spotting true emergencies. When the need arises, you can trust that 500 Time-Tested Home Remedies and the Science Behind Them will provide you with the information you need to make practical decisions to keep you and your family safe and healthy. "--

Emergency Dentistry Handbook

Author: Met Clark
Publisher: Paladin Press
ISBN: 1610040449
Release Date: 2011-09-01
Genre: Medical

Armed conflict, disaster relief, missionary work, backcountry travel, humanitarian aid—these all are situations where you may come into contact with someone experiencing dental pain under adverse conditions. Emergency Dentistry Handbook is a field guide to providing dental care in such challenging environments, where resources and trained personnel are scarce and you need to save a tooth, manage pain, and prevent the spread of infection. Paramedic Met Clark, who has devoted his professional career to the special challenges of providing medical care in remote and austere environments, shows you how to: recognize and manage dental trauma, inflammation, and infection perform simple procedures for examining and cleaning teeth, draining abscesses, splinting repaired teeth, extracting teeth, and more administer essential medications, including painkillers, antibiotics, topical anesthetics, and various forms of anesthesia identify dental emergencies that require evacuation to a higher level of care stock three levels of field dental kits The guidelines in this book are intended to provide emergency dental care in "forward" areas and help bridge the gap until definitive care can be given by a trained dental professional.

NOLS Wilderness Medicine

Author: Tod Schimelpfenig
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 9780811744560
Release Date: 2006-07-20
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Make informed decisions about medical treatment and urgency of transport. Essential items and suggestions for packing a standard first aid kit. Two new chapters on common non-urgent medical problems and legal issues.

Acute Medicine

Author: David C. Sprigings
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118644263
Release Date: 2017-04-27
Genre: Medical

Acute Medicine offers an accessible and concise guide to the practical management of all acute medical problems likely to be encountered in the emergency department, ambulatory care centre, acute medical unit or on the wards. Reflecting the maturation of acute medicine as a separate specialty, the book is divided into common presentations, specific problems and procedures. New to the fifth edition is a chapter on bed-side ultrasonography; throughout, emphasis is placed on patient safety, and the use of flow diagrams, tables and figures ensures that key information is quickly accessible. Thoroughly revised by experts in the subject, and updated to reflect current approaches to diagnosis and management, Acute Medicine is an excellent companion for the trainee as well as an aide-mémoire for the more experienced physician.